Quick Getaways


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Joe Becerra

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quick trips to wine country

Are you in the San Francisco Bay Area on business? How about finding a time slot for visiting the famous California wine country? From San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, or Sacramento there are plenty of winery choices for a half-day quick trip.

These quick getaways are for the traveler on the go or convention attendees who have only half a day to spare for a California Wine Country Getaway. These mini-trips are very doable and rewarding is a short amount of time. Don’t go back home without visiting the wine country of California. Yes, it is okay to sneak away from that convention meeting. Make an appointment before you head to any of these wineries. Do not expect to drop in and be able to taste.

Suggested Quick Wine Country Trips 

Quick Getaways From S.F./Oakland Bay Bridge – Three Wine Trails

sinskey • Napa Valley – Stags Leap Appellation – Cabernets
• Napa Valley – Domaine Chandon, Robert Mondavi
• Carneros – Artesa, Domaine Carneros

Quick Getaways From the S.F. Golden Gate Bridge – Two Wine Trails

cline-wine• Sonoma Valley – Carneros & Lower Sonoma Valley
• Town of Sonoma – Oldest wineries in California

Quick Wine Getaways From San Jose or Santa Clara – Two Wine Trails

byington-wines• Santa Cruz Mountains off Highway 17 Pinot Noir Wineries
• Santa Cruz Mountains off Highway 85 Boutique Wineries

Quick Wine Getaways From the Sacramento Area 

toscano-wines• Sierra Foothill – Shenandoah Valley – Sangiovese, Zin

  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.

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